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Roy Halladay Killed after his Plane Crashed into the Gulf of Mexico

Roy Halladay

A plane registered to the two-time Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

He’s gone. In a press conference today it was confirmed that Roy Halladay has been killed

His ICON A5 light sport aircraft crashed into the Gulf 10 miles west of St. Petersburg at about 1 p.m., the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.

The tail number of the crashed plane matched photos and videos of the aircraft posted on Halladay’s twitter account

Halladay was such a fan of his ICON that an October article by the company featured him receiving the first 2018 model of the plane.

“I’ve been dreaming about flying since I was a boy but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball,” Halladay said in the article. “I’ve owned other aircraft, but no aircraft embodies the adventure or captured the dream of flying like the A5. Not only is it the safest and easiest aircraft I’ve ever flown, it is hands-down the most fun. The beaches, lakes, and waterways my family and I get to explore around Florida are mind-blowing. Words don’t do justice to what the A5 allows us to experience. Even my wife, who used to be uncomfortable in small planes, now asks where we should take the A5 for the weekend. I’m honored to own the first A5 Founders Edition.”

Everyone here at Corner Pub Sports was a fan of Halladay, but I idolized him. His dominance on the mound was unrivaled in an era of baseball known by its offense. Nobody was more intimidating staring down a batter than ‘Doc’ Halladay was.

I’m so sorry for the loss of everyone in the baseball and Philadelphia community.

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